A GLIMPSE INTO THE LIFE OFEMILY… After taking multiple surveys on missouriconnections.org, I know that I am a very social person, I work well with others, and like to be very organized. I love people! I enjoy being around others, and helping people in any way that I can. My religion is very important to me. I would love being a school counselor because I would only have to work 5 day weeks, and I would always be able to attend church services.
Emily Darter945 Maple StCabool, MO 65689(417) firstname.lastname@example.orgEducation-Cabool High School, Cabool, MO August 2009 - May 2013Degree: High School DiplomaRelated Courses: Career Development, Desktop Publishing, Personal Finance, Algebra I & II, Geometry, College Algebra.Activities:•Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America, Fellowship of Christian Teens, Mayors Youth Council, Beta Club, Key Club,Art Club, National Honor Society, Team Spirit, and Cabool Second Baptist Church Youth Leadership TeamExperience-Clerical Assistant September 2010 – June 2012Western Dairy Transport, Cabool, MO•Filing, scanning, assisting with invoices, sorting, shredding, folding mail, and stamping mail.Assistant Teacher/ Childcare Provider June 2012 – PresentCabool Second Baptist Daycare, Cabool, MO•Looking after children, cleaning facilities, helping with lessons, etc.Activities- August 2009 - May 2012Student Council president for the 2013 graduating class for the past three school years March 2010 - October 2011Track manager for the past two track seasons. I also filmed the high school football and basketball games for the past twoseasons. August 2009 - PresentActively involved in Mayor’s Youth Council, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Key Club, Math and Science Club, Future BusinessLeaders of America, Fellowship of Christian Teens, Team Spirit, and Art Club January 2002 - PresentActively involved in activities at Cabool Second Baptist Church, also a Cabool Second Baptist Youth Leadership team member
Achievements-RecognitionSophomore Pilgrim 2011Hoop Queen Junior Princess 2012Youth Tour Winner 2013Ranked 1st out of 57 in the graduating class of 2013AwardsLettered in academics during the 2009-2010 school year, the 2010-2011 school year, and the 2011-2012 school yearAwarded numerous classroom awardsSkills and Interests-Equipment•Completed multiple computer application courses and have knowledge of using computers.•Enjoy working closely with other people.References- Rance BellerGlen Walls TeacherVice President Sales Cabool High SchoolWoodpro Cabinetry, Inc 720 Peabody St.330 Walnut St. Cabool , MO 65689P.O Box 70 417-962-3153 ext. 319Cabool, MO 65689888-296-6377Richie JesterYouth MinisterCabool Second Baptist Church31475 Industrial Dr.Cabool , MO 65689417-962-3608
JOB OVERVIEW Help children deal with personal, educational, and career problems. Organize events in the school that educate children and parents about different topics. Help students evaluate their abilities and interests. High school counselors assist students in preparation for life after they graduate. Teach students about drug awareness and suicide prevention.
ATTRIBUTES NEEDED Good communication skills Patience People person Strong morals Trustworthy Good listener Flexibility Honesty Sensitivity
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTSTraditionally, two degrees are needed forcounseling.1.Complete an undergraduate program inpsychology and a master’s degree in schoolpsychology. An internship is usually required1.Study for a bachelor’s degree in educationand a master’s degree in psychology andcounseling.
HOURSTypically, hours will be the same as schoolhours: 5 day weeks 8 hour days 9 months a year Christmas break, Spring break, Thanksgiving break, Summer break!
SPECIALLY OFFERED PROGRAMS Missouri State University is one of the only programs around that offers actually clinical experience to earn your master’s degree. All students are required to complete 27 hours of a professional counseling core. After you finish your clinical work, you have to complete 300 hours of internships in an actual school.
ORGANIZATIONS American School Counselor Association (ASCA) – provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to more than 28,000 professional school counselors around the globe (http://www.schoolcounselor.org/) National Alliance of Pupil Services Organizations (NAPSO) - a coalition of national professional organizations whose members provide and support a variety of school-wide prevention and intervention services to support student success. (http://dpi.state.wi.us/sspw/scorgsresources.html) The American Counseling Association (ACA) - helping professional counselors and counselor educators with the resources, services, products and information they need to be successful. (http://dpi.state.wi.us/sspw/scorgsresources.html)
JOB INTERVIEW This past year, I interviewed my high school counselor to see if I might be interested in counseling as a career. Here is a sample of some of the questions I asked: What would a normal day at work look like for you? How many hours of overtime work do you complete in a week? Is being a school counselor a very structured job? Do you have a set schedule that you follow each day? How much work do you work over the summer to prepare for the next school year? Do you attend training courses that benefit your job often? What degrees did you have to obtain to be able to become a counselor? Would you recommend being a school counselor to someone who is interested or researching the profession? What is the most challenging aspect of your job?
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIESIam involved in a lot of service/volunteer activities that will help enhance my employability in later years. Mayor’s Youth Council: Assists the mayor/city administration with projects concerning the town. Beta Club: Promotes the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. Key Club: A club that helps build leadership through school and community activities. Future Business Leaders of America: Helps promote leadership and builds good business attributes.
COMMUNICATION This past summer I attended a church camp in Nashville, TN. I got to go out into the city and minister to mistreated children. I spent the entire week at a church VBS planning crafts for the kids. I loved to give the kids attention that they would never have received anywhere else. It really helped me to realize my true calling in life. I have the potential to make a difference.